The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and market development company shecco have jointly researched and launched a “GUIDE” providing assistance to developing countries looking for safe, cost-effective and technically viable natural solutions to replace ozone-depleting substances in the heating, refrigeration, air-conditioning and foam-blowing sectors. The GUIDE features more than 50 case studies, as well as results from a global survey.
As one of the implementing agencies of the Montreal Protocol, UNIDO has always been committed to promoting sustainable solutions for companies in the refrigeration, air conditioning and foam sectors that are transitioning away from ozone depleting substances. Natural refrigerants and foam blowing agents with low global warming potential are of paramount importance in this transition,” explains Sidi Menad Si Ahmed, Director of the Montreal Protocol Branch of UNIDO, the motivation for launching the GUIDE UNIDO.
Contentshecco strongly believes that natural substances, either used as refrigerants or foams, constitute a long-term viable solution for developing countries not requiring any further move towards substances with known and unknown ecological impact. Aiding countries to “leap-frog” to climate and ozone friendly technologies using air, ammonia, carbon dioxide, hydrocarbons and water refrigerants can add further impetus to the outstanding role the Montreal Protocol has played in phasing out ozone-depleting substances and reducing the consumption of fluorinated gases,” adds Marc Chasserot, Managing Director shecco.